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This Day in Reds History: The Reds Win the 1990 World Series and Rose Keeps the Reds Alive

October 20, 1972: Pete Rose hit the first pitch of the game for a home run and the Reds later overcame a 4-2 deficit in defeating the Oakland A’s, 5-4, to stay avoid elimination in the 1972 World Series. The Reds now trailed the A’s three-games-to-two through five games. Rose’s first inning homer gave the … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Expansion and the Invisible Tag

October 10, 1961: In the National League’s first expansion draft, the Reds lose six players, four to the New York Mets and two to the Houston Colt .45’s. The Mets selected pitchers Jay Hook and Sherman Jones, infielder Elio Chacon, and popular outfielder Gus Bell. The Colt .45’s selected first baseman Dick Gernert and pitcher … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Postseason Wins over the Yankees, Tigers, and the Pirates

October 5, 1939: Yankees pitcher Monte Pearson holds the Reds hitless for seven and 1/3 innings as the Yankees shutout the Reds, 4-0, to take a two game to none lead in the 1939 World Series. The Yankees reached Reds starter Bucky Walters for five hits in the third inning, plating three runs, and later … Continue reading

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This Day in Reds History: Guns, Slams, Trades, Triples, Styles, Names, and Hall of Famers

July 20: I’ve been trying to avoid listing several events on the same day, but July 20 deserves an exception. First, probably the most important event was July 20, 1916, when the Reds traded for three Hall of Famers on the same day. The Reds traded their shortstop player-manager Buck Herzog and outfielder Red Killefer … Continue reading